President Ramaphosa has announced that any gathering of more than 100 people will be prohibited.
Ramaphosa was speaking at a briefing in Tshwane at the Union Building on Sunday evening.
With this update, the Zion City gathering in Moria Limpopo which summons millions of South Africans in March will likely be prohibited. This also applies to the PSL games that were scheduled.
Every year, tens of thousands of worshippers head to Moria in Limpopo for the Zion Christian Church (or ZCC) pilgrimage.
Many congregants also come from other African countries in order to attend the gathering.
Ramaphosa announced the following measures in regards to the COVID-19 cases in South Africa
- The country is in the National State of Disaster
- Travel Ban on various countries, Italy, Iran, South Korea, Germany, the US, UK and China on 18 March 2020
- Previously granted visas from high-risk countries revoked
- Gatherings of more than 100 people will be prohibited
- National events that will gather more people will be canceled.
- School holidays will be shortened by a week.
- Unnecessary travels by Bus, Taxes and Trains discouraged
- Funding will be made available to sectors dealing with the coronavirus.
- National command council established, to be chaired by the President.